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BLUE HANGER 25YO

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BLUE HANGER 25YO

Postby anam cara » Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:29 pm

:( can anyone clarify: is blue hanger 25yo a blended or vatted whisky?
whisky mag has it as a blend in the whiskies of the world section, BUT ALSO has it a gold medal winner in the vatted malt section of its 2006 independent bottlers challenge!
it's very nice regardless but it would be good to know for sure.
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Postby Mr Fjeld » Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:37 pm

As far as I know it's a blended whisky. Di Blasi (a member on this forum) loves it!
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Postby anam cara » Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:43 pm

thanks mr fjeld. as di blasi knows i love bergen!
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Postby richard » Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:25 pm

if i remember correctly the first blue hanger was a vatted malt not sure when it changed over to a blend i dont know

a good friend of mine told me it was very good when it was a vatted malt

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Postby Di Blasi » Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:24 pm

Whatever the hell it is, I miss mine! I wish I could get another!!! Get it if you can, it's excellent!
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Postby Admiral » Mon Jun 04, 2007 4:47 am

I have a bottle of it (courtesy of a winning letter in Whisky Mag a year or two ago! :thumbsup: ), and I understand it to be a blend.

Also, just did a quick internet search...

Royal Mile Whiskies say the following:
Bottled by Berry Bros. & Rudd, Blue Hanger is a cask strength, unchillfiltered 25 year old blended whisky. 'Butterscotch and rich orange peel palate with a dry smoky finish'.


Cheers,
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Postby Di Blasi » Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:45 am

Admiral wrote:I have a bottle of it (courtesy of a winning letter in Whisky Mag a year or two ago! :thumbsup: ), and I understand it to be a blend.

Also, just did a quick internet search...

Royal Mile Whiskies say the following:
Bottled by Berry Bros. & Rudd, Blue Hanger is a cask strength, unchillfiltered 25 year old blended whisky. 'Butterscotch and rich orange peel palate with a dry smoky finish'.


Cheers,
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Congratulations on your winning letter Admiral! And winning a wonderful bottle of whisky!! I'm sure you'll truly enjoy it when you do decide to open it!!!
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apologies

Postby richard » Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:19 pm

i am eating humble now as
i got my friend wrong in quoteing blue hnger
was a vatted malt i can only apologise it allways was a blended whisky i wll take my foot out of my mouth now



richard :oops:
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Postby Leither » Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:42 pm

According to Serge on WhiskyFun it is a vatting of Glenlivet and Glen Grant:

Blue Hanger 25 yo (45.6%, Berry Bros, Glen Grant/Glenlivet vatting, 2003) Colour: amber. Nose: really classic. Caramelised apple, sherry, dried orange, tropical fruits (guava). Most enjoyable. Develops on milk caramel and herbal tea. Lime tree, camomile. Cappuccino, vanilla creme. Really nice and enjoyable… again, a classic, with some very nice sherry. Mouth: nice, quite creamy and very satisfying. Dried orange, chocolate, vanilla, sherry. Gets a little winey. Hints of white pepper, soft tannins. Medium finish, on toffee. Again and again, a true classical Speysider, nicely sherried. Not too complex, but really enjoyable.
84 points.

So it looks like it there may have been a couple of expressions - you may want to ask Berry Bros & Rudd to confirm/advise.
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Postby Leither » Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:45 pm

Indeed tasting notes here suggest a 2nd release:

http://www.whiskymag.com/whisky/brand/b ... y2703.html
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Postby anam cara » Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:02 am

:!:
Thanks guys for your thoughts. Tip: watch out for Geo Dickel now that it is back in production - their Barrel Selection is superb.
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Postby Di Blasi » Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:15 pm

The Blue Hanger 25y still remains one of the best whiskies I've had! I look forward to getting another bottle one day. Though it's limited in release, I'm sure each new release is top and as good as the others!
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Postby MGillespie » Wed Jul 18, 2007 2:31 am

Like Admiral, I have part of a bottle left from a published letter. The second edition is indeed a blend, and it's an excellent one at that! I think my tasting notes are probably somewhere on the forum from last year...

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Postby anam cara » Fri Jul 20, 2007 1:51 pm

:? Just to complicate things: the bbr website says that the 2nd release is no longer available but that it is a vatting of Speyside malts! Anyway it is a wonderful concoction whatever the make-up and I look forward to another release. Incidentally, Strata in Queen St in Glasgow do have a bottle on their gantry.
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